Tail Numbers


I am newbie so I admit I may be posting in the wrong place. I know the data shown does not yet include tail numbers. In the mean time, does anyone know where one can find a database that shows the tail number of an aircraft by typing in the airline, flight number, date and time of the flight?


Welcome to the forum! 8)

It’s coming out as a feature of FA soon!


Thank you.


Here’s two for now:




Great sites, Thanks.


Keep in mind, flights on an IFR flight plan that are not scheduled air carrier operations are identified by the a/c tail number.


Not quite right. There are all sorts of operators that file flightplans without the use of their N numbers. A few examples: Netjets, DamienChrysler, Quest Diagnostics, USA Jet Airlines.

Search the forum for discussions on callsigns.


Yea, thanks for the correction. What I meant is that most private, general aviation aircraft are identified by their tail number - like Mr. Pilot flying his Cherokee IFR from Airport A to Airport B for lunch or something.


As an aside, does anybody know, on an average day, what percentage of IFR traffic is general aviation versus other filing with a callsign?


I meant to add, the sites I linked above rely on ACARS data, not flight plans, so what they file is irrelevant.